Woman Fide Master (WFM) Christine Namaganda on Sunday successfully touched base in Abidjan to introduce chess and pass training skills to the youths in the Kweni Inc Project in Bouaflé, in the Marahoué region of Ivory Coast.
Namaganda who left Uganda a day before aboard Kenya Airways on invitation by the NGO (Kweni Inc) and Rotarian John Tara for a 12-day training session, expects to elevate creativity among a batch of youths in the Bouafla perimeter in Côte D’voire.
“I hereby wish that Miss Christine Namaganda visit our NGO Kweni Inc to give chess lessons to young people living in the Bouafla perimeter. Indeed, Miss Namaganda is the national chess champion of her country and a member of the Rotary Club. While thanking you in advance for kindly doing what is necessary to make this chess training visit for young Ivorians possible, please accept the expression of my best feelings,” read the invitation from Rotarian John Tara.
The Dove Chess Academy proprietor disclosed to ChimpReports her sentiments on the continental feat.
“I can’t wait to see another batch of youth in Africa being introduced to the game of chess. Chess has so many benefits mainly increasing self awareness, boosts planning skills, increases intelligence, elevates creativity, improves memory and so many others.”
She added, “I was selected because it’s a rotary project and I was the best person because am a rotarian and international chess coach. So this means so much to me since it adds so much to my chess training career,” Namaganda said.
The International arbiter was meant to depart for Ivory Coast during the Easter holidays (2nd – 12th April 2021) but was delayed due to travel restrictions.
In 2019, she together with the Academy was invited for the Hoogeveen Chess Championships in Netherlands.